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Meet Farmer Manolo

I was one of the first to join. When they announced The Kellogg’s Origins™ Programme the following year, it was established with 16 farmers…including myself.

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This is my second year growing rice for The Origins Programme. The land here is clean and fertile: perfect for growing rice.

Perfect for growing rice

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my family have been farming rice for

100s

generations

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With Kellogg’s help I analysed my soil so I can give my land exactly what it needs. Now I fertilise the crops 3 times instead of only 2, and this year we’re trying out a new fertiliser plan to improve crop nutrition.

“Nobody can trick the land, you have to give it what it needs”

With this knowledge from Kellogg’s I can now be sure that I am growing the best quality rice.

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it's all in the

seeds

“I do
everything I possibly can to have the best impact on the environment.”

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there’s so much life
here. the rich waters
running off the
fields bring oysters
and mussels to the bay.

The packed beach is only 500 metres from our fields, with families cooking up feasts of paella, roasted meats, and fish.

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my grandson
really likes
choco krispies

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The first thing I do in the morning is look out of the window to check the weather. From the good to the bad, everything on the farm is connected to nature.

My grandson really likes Choco Krispies and my daughter in law has Special K… both contain rice from right here in the Delta region.

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night
shift

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The Programme also helped put up bat boxes to encourage roosting on the farm.

They eat predators and protect the crops naturally, reducing the need for pesticides.

keeping

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fit

Working on a farm is hard, but it’s the best work out.

My doctor says I should go to the gym, but I would rather be working…that’s better than any gym I say.

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cryfish

Crayfish would burrow along the banks and drain away water for the crops. With help from the programme we’ve planted Irises, their roots stop the crayfish, plus they brighten up the fields.

nature has many virtues and you have to know how to use them”

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End of April it floods.

By the beginning of May we can sow.

Everything is green.

We harvest in October when the crops are golden.

Start of the year the fields are like a desert.

it's very beautiful

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my hope

“I hope that when I finish my son and then my 5-year-old grandson will become professional farmers who are able to live solely off the land.”

Manolo
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